Politics

What Was Missed In The Debate Over Obamacare

Between false promises and talk of death panels, no one, not even reform’s critics, saw some of these problems coming.

 | Zach Toombs

Congressman Trey Radel Takes Leave Of Absence

Florida Rep. Trey Radel said he will be donating his salary to a charity and taking a leave of absence to deal with his drug and alcohol problems.

 | Jamal Andress

Why JFK Conspiracy Theories Live On 50 Years Later

Nov. 22 marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death, but it doesn't mark the end of speculation about how he died.

 | Elizabeth Hagedorn

Supreme Court Won't Block Texas Abortion Restrictions

By a 5-4 vote, the court let stand restrictions that critics say will end abortion services at a third of the state's clinics.

 | Zach Toombs

Florida Rep. Trey Radel Arrested For Cocaine Possession

Radel, who was elected last November, could face up to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted.

 | Matt Moreno

Police Treat Va. Senator Attack As 'Murder-Suicide' Attempt

Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds was found in his home Tuesday morning stabbed in the face and torso. Police are still investigating.

 | Jasmine Bailey

White House Warned Of Healthcare.gov Risks In March: Report

A private consulting firm warned the Obama administration six months before Healthcare.gov's launch the website would have major problems.

 | Elizabeth Hagedorn

Will Obamacare Spell Trouble For Progressivism?

Pundits are starting to question whether the problems with Healthcare.gov spell bigger problems for progressivism as a whole.

 | Elizabeth Hagedorn

Rob Ford Losing More Mayoral Powers

Toronto’s City Council will vote Monday to strip its embattled mayor of what little power he has left.

 | Elizabeth Hagedorn

How Should Bitcoin Be Regulated?

Supporters of the virtual currency bitcoin are calling for "safe and sane" regulation.

 | Christina Hartman

Affordable Care Act Woes Putting Democrats In Political Bind

Democrats are weighing their options as the political ramifications of problems with the Affordable Care Act continue to pile up.

 | Alex Mallin

Iran, ObamaCare, JFK Headline Sunday Shows

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu again hit the political talk circuit to speak out against a deal with Iran.

 | Zach Toombs

Rob Ford Gave Pay Raises To Loyal Staffers: Reports

Toronto's mayor reportedly gave raises to loyal employees ahead of a key City Council vote to reduce his staff and budget.

 | Elizabeth Hagedorn

China Criticized For Giving Too Little In Philippines Aid

A $1.6 million donation from China is topped by not just aid from the U.S. and United Kingdom but also by a $2.7 pledge from IKEA.

 | Zach Toombs

Will Obama Pardon First-Time Offender Serving 55 Years?

Utah music producer Weldon Angelos is serving a 55-year federal sentence for selling $350 worth of marijuana while possessing a handgun.

 | Zach Toombs

What You Need To Know About Obama's Fix To Obamacare

In response to criticism, President Obama proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act which could allow people to renew cancelled policies.

 | Matt Picht

House Passes 'Keep Your Health Plan' Bill

The House passed the "Keep Your Health Plan Act," which would allow people to keep health plans that don't comply with Obamacare.

 | Christina Hartman

Sources: C.I.A. Tracks Money Like N.S.A. Tracks Phone Calls

Sources: the C.I.A. tracks international transactions looking for terrorist activity, including Western Union transfers into and out of the country.

 | Cliff Judy

Yellen's Senate Hearing Surprisingly Uneventful

The Federal Reserve chair nominee easily navigated a hearing with the Senate Banking Committee, despite fears Republicans would create a roadblock.

 | Danny Matteson

Obama: Those With Canceled Insurance Policies Can Renew

As disapproval for Obamacare continues to grow, the president announced those with canceled insurance policies will now be able to renew them.

 | Jasmine Bailey

Janet Yellen Confirmation Hearing: What To Expect

Janet Yellen faces questioning in her confirmation hearing Thursday before the Senate Banking Committee.

 | Christina Hartman

Rob Ford Admits To Buying Illegal Drugs, Refuses To Step Down

The Toronto City Council voted Wednesday to request Mayor Rob Ford's resignation, but he says he will not leave office.

 | Jasmine Bailey

Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Fall Far Short Of Target

Just 106,185 people enrolled in Obamacare's signature health insurance exchanges during the program's first month.

 | Steven Sparkman

On Iran, Kerry Pushes Diplomacy Over Sanctions 

Ahead of a second round of nuclear negotiations, Sec. of State John Kerry is urging Congress not to tighten sanctions on Iran.

 | Elizabeth Hagedorn

Hawaii Lawmakers Approve Same-Sex Marriage

The island chain will be the fifteenth state to approve same-sex marriage, as Illinois’ legislature passed its own bill last week.

 | Zach Toombs

France: Iran's New 'Le Grand Satan'

Iranian media blamed France for blocking a deal to lift sanctions Sunday, as conservatives in Israel and the U.S. praised their unlikely ally.

 | Zach Toombs

Sunday Shows: Kerry Hopeful For Iran Deal

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu expresses concern Iran will get "a hell of a lot" from a new deal, and Chris Christie speaks up on the national gun debate.

 | Zach Toombs

High Hopes in Geneva As Iran Nuclear Talks Reach Day 3

Negotiations over Iran’s disputed nuclear program are moving into day three in Geneva. But no deal is on the table just yet, despite what some are describing as progress.

 | Nichole Cartmell

Obama Apologizes For Misleading Americans On Insurance Plans

President Obama apologized in an NBC interview for saying Americans could keep their old policies under the Affordable Care Act.

 | Christian Bryant

Senate Passes Ban On LGBT Discrimination At Work

A bill banning workplace discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation passed in the Senate Thursday.

 | Matt Picht